Hedgehope Hill

Hedgehope Hill is a mountain in the Cheviot Hills of north Northumberland in northeast England, and categorised as a Hewitt.

Hedgehope Hill
Hedgehope Hill from Scald Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1421255.jpg
Hedgehope Hill from Scald Hill
Highest point
Elevation714 m (2,343 ft)
Coordinates55°28′19″N 2°05′25″W / 55.47195°N 2.09039°W / 55.47195; -2.09039Coordinates: 55°28′19″N 2°05′25″W / 55.47195°N 2.09039°W / 55.47195; -2.09039
Hedgehope Hill is located in Northumberland
Hedgehope Hill
Hedgehope Hill
Hedgehope Hill in Northumberland
LocationCheviot Hills, Northumberland
OS gridNT9438619796
Topo mapOS Landranger 80
Hedgehope above Fenton Wood

At a height of 714 metres (2,343 ft) and a distance of about 3 miles (4.8 km) from the Scottish border, it is best climbed from Langleeford in the Harthope Valley, over which it looms. The Harthope valley is accessible by a minor road from near Wooler to the northeast. A slightly gentler climb, though a longer distance, is from Linhope in the Breamish valley, approaching from the south east. An alternative route to the summit could involve a long day's climb of both the Cheviot and Hedgehope Hill, starting and finishing at Langleeford. It is a steep climb from any approach, best reserved for fitter walkers though the steepest inclines are not long in distance.

Hedgehope has steeper sides than the taller but flatter-topped Cheviot and affords excellent views on all sides. On a clear day, views stretch to Blyth down the coastline up to 40 miles (60 km) away.